8 injured as owner-type jeep catches fire


Posted at Apr 07 2013 12:33 PM | Updated as of Apr 07 2013 08:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Eight people were injured when the owner-type jeep they were riding burst into flames at the C5 flyover in Bagong Ilog, Pasig City on Sunday morning.

The jeep, which was being driven by Renato Ramirez, burst into flames when it was bumped by a utility van, being driven by Rejidor Arcilla.

Investigations conducted by Pasig City Traffic and Parking Management Office Assistant Supervisor Franklin Tanedao showed that the jeep was set to over-take when the van crashed into its left side from behind.

Three of the eight victims were badly burnt. Two have been brought to the Pasig City General Hospital, while the one with the most critical injuries was rushed to the Medical City in Pasig.

It took over an hour before the burning jeep was removed, causing heavy traffic in the southbound lane of C5. -- Report from DZMM